It was fantastic to have our community together across this week through Family Learning Week. The autumn term Family Learning Week is always special because family members are able to join lessons after the important transition period into the new academic year to observe their child’s learning, classroom environment, and interaction with classmates.
We enjoyed hosting each group to explore the lesson with you. It was wonderful to get into discussions with you on the strengths you felt in the lesson, help explain approaches for teaching, discuss Evidence for Learning, and answer your questions. Thank you to the families that were able to join us, and for completing the feedback responses and Ofsted survey.
Families described the school ethos as:
“Very safe and the ethos represents one of high standards to ensure the very best for each pupil and their development.”
Thank you for the numerous responses on what you enjoyed about the lesson. We are sharing the themes through these responses:
“The teacher’s interaction with each individual child.”
“Seeing my son working things out.”
“Being able to participate in the strategies and seeing the approach. Seeing how everyone interacts in a respectful and warming manner.”
“The lesson was amazing.”
“How awesome staff and students are.”
We asked for feedback on Evidence for Learning, and the themes are reflected through the following responses:
“It is so useful and I’m so happy with it. IT shows what my child is doing and how she is learning.”
“I enjoy the EfL – it has great home/school partnership.”
“It is good to see my child progressing in lessons. We talk about them at home.”
We will put additional training into place for families on the use of the new Family App, and each family that requested through the survey form that will get a phone call on Monday to schedule a support session before half term.
Thank you to all families for engaging with the school, whether that is through discussions at the school gates, through Evidence for Learning, at workshops, or through Family Learning Week. Next week also has the coffee morning with the Assistant Principals for Lower and Upper School on 18th October 10-11am. Please inform us through 020 7681 8080 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join so that we can setup the space safely and plan refreshments.
Save the Date: Camden Preparing for Adulthood event on 11th November at the Greenwood Centre in the morning. We will circulate the flyer when it is received.
The Senior Leadership Team
Assistant Principal (Lower School)
Assistant Principal (Upper School)
Assistant Principal (Pastoral)
Assistant Principal (Transitions / School Improvement)
Assistant Principal (Curriculum)
School Business Manager
Term Dates: swisscottage.camden.sch.uk/parents/termdates
Autumn Term 2022
Thursday 1 September to Friday 16 December 2022
Spring Term 2023
Tuesday 3 January to Friday 31 March 2023
Summer Term 2023
Monday 17 April to Friday 21 July 2023